Are you looking for help from a solicitor in Netherlee to make a claim for personal injury compensation? If your accident took place within the last three years and was someone else’s fault, Accident Advice Helpline can take on your claim on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.
The ways in which you pay for a lawyer have changed significantly in recent years. This page will show you how much you might expect to pay and what your options are in finding a solicitor in Netherlee to take your claim forward.
The first important change came in 1998 when the government removed legal aid from the majority of personal injury cases. This meant that anyone considering making a claim was then obliged to pay their own way which naturally had some looking anxiously at their bank balances.
There are ways around this. Some firms ask you to take our insurance against losing your case. This means that if you do not win then the fees are paid by the insurer.
Other firms use something called a ‘conditional agreement’, more commonly known as no-win, no-fee – and we’re one of them. The notion behind no-win, no-fee is that there are no upfront fees to pay.
This means that the interests of you as the client and your lawyer suddenly become very closely entwined. Because they will only get paid if you win you can expect a certain degree of effort to be devoted on their part to making sure that happens. Equally, they will provide more reliable advice. They’re not, for example, going to suggest you launch a claim with little prospect of success as that would harm them as much as you.
However, if you do win your case, then there will be money to be paid. Recently there were further changes which meant that lawyers could not claim their success fees from the other side which means these will come from your pocket. This normally happens by taking a slice from the compensation sum which is regarded as quite a painless and invisible way to take the money. The extent of this can vary significantly so make sure you know what’s coming before you start.
Finding a solicitor in Netherlee
So, now you know what you’re likely to pay, now’s the time to find a solicitor in Netherlee who can help you make a case. At Accident Advice Helpline we can help you do this through our free, 24-hour helpline. This will enable you to see, at a glance, whether or not you can make a claim and to make a decision about what you should do accordingly.
If you want to press ahead we can find a solicitor in Netherlee who has the right experience and who, like all the lawyers we work in partnership with across Scotland, offers no-win, no-fee as standard.
So, to find out more about what we do and how we can find a solicitor in Netherlee to help you make a claim call us up on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th April 2014
Author: David Brown